Thursday, November 21, 2019

New STARBYRD album out on December 1st

HPS has done it again!

Horst-Peter Schmidt (nicknamed The Crown Prince Of The Rickenbacker 12-String) has announced the release of his band Starbyrd’s new CD titled “Forward To The Past”.

As usual, Byrds fans who long to hear the jingle-jangle sound of Roger Mcguinn and The Byrds’ harmony vocals will be more than delighted with this release, as Roger McGuinn seems to have abandoned the idea of bringing back that sound on his recordings, and Horst-Peter more than adequately plays a mean Rickenbacker 12-string, adding his nice vocals and lyrics.

Sit down, put your headphones on and there you are, back to 1965-1967, listening to that fantastic sound.

The new CD will be available for download from CDBaby as from December 1st:

Physical copies are available by sending an email to Horst-Peter at:

We had the privilege to listen to the album already and our comment is:

Highly recommended by Byrds Flyght!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Kevin Kelly - nice find!

We just found out that a 22 track album called "On The Great Highway" by a band called "Gas Food & Lodging" has been available for download from CD Baby since 2017.

Drummer for that band was Kevin Kelley (spelled Kelly). He's center on the image above.

I had never heard of that band and Kelley's participation before, so this is a nice find for all Byrds completists.

We don't know if these tracks were ever released on vinyl or CD before, so if you have more news, please let us know.

More info on the band here: